Mildred Montag founded the Associates Degree in Nursing Program at Fairmont State College; he helped to plan the curriculum for this program. Graduates of this college have constantly surpassed state passing rates on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and are in excessive demand by employers.
The college offers three ASN program choices.
The Traditional ASN Program is ideal for individuals who are available to attend regular college courses. The LPN-ASN Program is a hybrid on-line and evening program plus clinicals designed for LPNs who intend to become RNs. ASN Weekend Part-time Program for candidates who intend to become an RN, but are not free to attend school during the week. The ASN nursing programs promotes learning through clinical exposures in the authentic arena (clinics, hospitals, community settings
About the school
Fairmont State was established as a private institution in 1865 in the underground room of the Methodist Protestant Church located at 418 Quincy Street. It was called the West Virginia Normal School at Fairmont and was devoted to instructing teachers.
Fairmont State University is a public institution situated in Fairmont, West Virginia, the United States with satellite campuses in nearby Harrison County – the Robert C. Byrd National Aerospace Education Center in Bridgeport and the Gaston Caperton Center in Clarksburg. Fairmont State has been accredited since 1928, by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Total program cost for resident students is around $16,000.0 while non-residents are expected to spend around $31,500.
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
- Applications are accepted starting August 22, 2016 8:00am in Turley Student Services Center for academic year 2017/2018.
The fall 2017 class is full. We are currently filling the spring 2018 class.
- An academic year consists of a fall and the immediately following spring term.
- Admission is granted on a first-come, first-served basis once the application is complete and space is available.
- TEAS scores are valid if taken within 24 months of the semester for which you are submitting an application.
- You can only test twice on the TEAS test in a calendar year.
- Either TEAS V or ATI Teas tests are acceptable. The highest scores from each test are accepted.
The Traditional ASN Program
The Traditional ASN Program admits 48 students in the fall term and 48 students in the spring term of every academic year.
- Students may apply for only one term (either fall or spring) within an academic year.
- Students applying for the fall term after it is full will automatically be considered for the spring term as long as space is available. Once both the fall and spring terms are full, a wait list is created. Students must be eligible for admission to be placed on the wait list When space becomes available, students are moved into the first spot available (either fall or spring) regardless of the original term indicated on the application.
- The wait list will be capped at 15 students. Once the waitlist is capped, students will no longer be reviewed for Nursing Program eligibility.
- Students not moved from the wait list or those who do not make the wait list, must reapply for the next academic year.
The Weekend Part-time ASN Program
The Weekend Program is for individuals who want to pursue a RN degee but have work or family obligations during the regular class times for the ASN Traditional Program. This program meets Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays every other weekend. Classes run for six semesters (Spring-Fall). Credit hours range from 9-13 per semester. This particular track is a highly structured , intense program. All applicants interested in this optionare encouraged to discuss their application with Dr. Sharon Boni, Dean at [email protected] or with Mrs. Alexis Hicks, Program Director at [email protected].
The program will admit 24 students starting spring semester 2017.
- Once the spring class is full, a wait list will be created.
- Students must meet all the ASN admission criteria to be placed on the wait list.
- The wait list will be called at 5 students. Once the wit list is capped, students will no longer be reviewed for Nursing Program eligibility.
- Students who are not moved from the wait list or do not make the wait list, must reapply for the next academic year.
The LPN to ASN Program
The LPN to RN Accelerated Program accepts 24 students each academic year and begins in the fall term only.
- Once the class is full, a wait list is created and eligible students are moved into spots as they become available.
- The wait list will be capped at 5 students. Once the waitlist is capped, students will no longer be reviewed for Nursing Program eligibility.
- Students not moved from the wait list or those who do not make the wait list, must reappy for the next academic year.
Admission Requirements for the Nursing Program
- An overall 2.0 grade point average in high school or GED equivalent
- Meet Fairmont State admission requirements.
- A Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) score of 50 on the Math and English components.
- A TEAS score of 60 on the Reading and Science components
- A copy of your LPN license (must be a current license if applicable)
- A copy of your LPN transcript (needed for file completion if applicable)
- A copy of High School transcript.
- A copy of any college transcripts.
- A student who has an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and an overall ACT of 22 or higher is eligible for direct admission in the BSN Program concurrently with admission into the ASN Program, but would have to apply to both degree programs.
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